NEC Unveils 8,000 lumens projector

NEC Display Solutions has Debuted the first projector in the 8,000-lumen laser category.

The single-chip DLP PX803UL projector requires virtually no lamp replacement, with up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. The longer life span and sealed optical engine means that, under some circumstances, the projector can run 24 hours a day, if necessary. The selection of wide zoom lenses, wide vertical and horizon lens shift capacity and control code emulation aim to make installation fairly easy.

The quality of images should be enhanced by the high brightness with up to 4K input signal and advanced color processing technology. As for connectivity, company representatives stated the new projector has the world's first HDMI-out interface.

Users can take advantage of portrait mode projection, 360-degree free tilt installation, unique geometric adjustment and 3D support. With its NaViSet Administrator 2, users can manage all connected display devices from a centralized location.

"The high reliability, high-durability laser model is an appealing new option for digital signage and other market applications that haven't used projectors before," said NEC Display's senior product manager of projectors, Richard McPherson. "Because the PX803UL projector is the first of its kind in this market category, it gives industries the opportunity to remain ahead of the curve in terms of projection."

Other features of the PX803UL include:

  • Quick Start function, which allows the projector to reach the required brightness level quickly;
  • 1,920 x 1,200 resolution;
  • 10,000:1 contrast;
  • Available in black or white;
  • Lens throw distances ranging from 1.5 to 180 feet;
  • Capability to project uncompressed full HD video; and
  • Integrated software applications like DisplayNote, Crestron Roomview, AMX Beacon and PJ Link.

The PX803UL will be available in February with a minimum advertised price of $16,999.

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